Why #USvsHate:
Resources on the Current Hate Spike

These resources can help you make the case for why #USvsHate is necessary.

Teaching and Learning in the Age of Trump: Increasing Stress and Hostility in America’s High Schools (UCLA Institute for Democracy, Education and Access)

  • Grade Level: K-12 educator professional development
  • Highlight: A study of recent educator experiences with hate across the country. Provides evidence that since the 2016 election, examples of hate and harassment have spiked in schools and communities nationwide. Additionally, 91.6% of teachers recently surveyed nationally agreed that “leaders should encourage and model civil exchange and greater understanding across lines of difference.”

Overcoming Hate in Our Backyards. (Mica Pollock, Rethinking Schools/#Schooltalking).

  • Grade Level: K-12 educator professional development
  • Highlight: A localized example in San Diego, making the case that every community needs to unite locally against hate. Teachers have also used this article with students, as one useful conversation starter to launch #USvsHate activities.

Standing Up Against Hate. (Mica Pollock, Teaching Tolerance/#Schooltalking)

  • Grade Level: K-12 educator professional development
  • Highlight: This short piece makes the case that educators have always had the responsibility to stand up to hate and bias--it's just more necessary now than ever. A useful conversation starter for #USvsHate educators and students.
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